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From The Principal

Hello Graebner Families,

 

I am so happy to be your interim principal and excited to start a new school year here at Graebner. I will send out a monthly Dolphin Dispatch by email but you can also find the monthly letter here on the website, along with school calendars, PTO news and events, district news and more. Please always feel free to contact me by email or phone anytime with questions or concerns. I am not the only "new face" here at Graebner. Our office has a new Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Hillary Booton and office clerk Ms. Kasey Rohrich. They will be glad to assist you in any way that they can.

 

Teachers are busy getting their rooms ready for your arrival. Our first day of school is September 3rd. This will be a half day with school getting out at 11:29am. The first full day is Wednesday, September 4th. The Graebner PTO Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social will be held on Friday, September from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We will be out in the back on the playground. Please stop by to socialize, see all of your friends and enjoy some ice cream.

Jami Wood, Interim Principal

 

The staff of Graebner Elementary School, within an ordered, nurturing environment, defines its mission as follows: to teach children to learn academic and social skills in a positive and cooperative manner and to enhance self esteem, so as to prepare children to become contributing, successful members of society.

The following dates have been confirmed.  As additional dates are provided, I will share them with you.

First Student Day:                   
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (Full day secondary, Half day elementary)

Thanksgiving Break:               
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 through Friday, November 29, 2019

Winter Break:                          
Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020

MLK Jr Holiday:                     
Monday, January 20, 2020

Mid-Winter Break:                  
Monday, February 17, 2020 through Friday, February 21, 2020

Spring Break:                          
Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020

Additional dates and calendar elements including but not limited to potential further closed dates, half-days, exam schedules conference windows and the end of school date continue to be considered and will be released once determined.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.